When it comes to his Fantasy Football value, wide receiver Jeremy Ross might be worth a very late round selection but don’t count on him to deliver consistently.
Heading into his fifth team so far in his NFL career, wide receiver Jeremy Ross is a journeyman in the grand scheme of things. Primarily known as a returner in special teams, Ross is hoping to find a home with the New York Jets.
When it comes to his fantasy football value, he might not be worth drafting unless he sees significant time as their primary kickoff/punt specialist. The Jets made sure to add a plethora of options to test come training camp/preseason football to find a consistent return specialist that can give them ideal field positioning and hopefully, score some touchdowns as well.
Ross made NFL history just a few years ago as a member of the Detroit Lions against the Philadelphia Eagles. He became the most recent return specialist to score both a kickoff and punt for a touchdown in a single game.
As he does his best to land a starting spot with the Jets, he has a tall task ahead of him. The Jets already have a plethora of wide receivers from Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Devin Smith and even Jalin Marshall.
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The Jets have a few others too hoping to land roster spots but at the end of the day, Jalin Marshall has so far impressed many during organized team activities and mandatory training camp with his ability to be a lethal threat as a kickoff/punt returner.
Ross could be what the Jets are looking for when it comes to either adding depth to wide receivers or if he separates himself from the rest with key play on special teams.
The only viable reason why fantasy owners would consider Ross is if he ends up being their primary returner on special teams.
Aside from that, he won’t be worth giving up a draft pick to stash away as he will more than likely end up either as depth at wide receiver or landing a spot on the practice squad.
His fantasy value isn’t high at all as it would only make sense to acquire him off waiver wires if he ends up getting a lot of reps consistently or starts to get into a steady rhythm on special teams.
It’s doubtful he lands a starting spot with the Jets but at the end of the day, should he have a phenomenal training camp/preseason, could be a decent pick if he’s able to contribute primarily on special teams.
Aside from that, it’s best to look elsewhere in hopes of finding the next breakout wide receiver or kickoff/punt returner for your fantasy football team. Ross has never put up a huge statistical season so far in his career as there is no reason to believe he’d deliver big numbers for the Jets this upcoming season.